Skip to comments.‘Rachel Maddow Show’ Producer: IRS Scandal ‘Imaginary…Meaningless…a Nothingburger’
Posted on 06/27/2014 8:09:21 PM PDT by chessplayer
Benen claimed that throughout the imaginary IRS scandal, theres [been] an interesting pattern of events that serves as a template for every development. It starts with an alarming report, which is followed by scrutiny, which leads to details that make the original report appear meaningless.
Benen didn't have the same view of scandals during the Bush years. From Benens post (emphasis added):
The [IRS] controversy began with reports that the [agency] targeted conservative groups, there was a natural reaction: thats unacceptable. But then the relevant details came out and in reality the tax agency scrutinized liberal, conservative, and non-ideological groups, effectively ending the story. Every allegation, including conspiracy theories about White House involvement, evaporated into nothing.
More recently the scandal produced headlines about the IRS destroying important email messages, which again led fair-minded people to a simple conclusion: thats outrageous. But then the relevant details came out, the allegations fell apart, and it was again time to move on.
MSNBC....imaginary network. Rachel Madcow is still Keith Olbermann’s ugly nephew.
Liberal girlymen say that to all the boys when their boy gets caught in the act.
Benen does not have a smidgeon of a clue.
That boy lookalike’s two viewers nod their head in agreement
I have often wondered why the addresses and home phone numbers of these nutjobs are not gathered and printed up somewhere.
Who’s this person? And more importantly this guy needs to tell Lois Learner she doesn’t need to take the fifth & fire her lawyer since its all imaginary.
This thing really does seem to be gaining traction, the lesbians and Queers are getting nervous.
Rachel Maddow and Justin Bieber are never seen in the same place at the same time. Just sayin’.
Another product of the public/government education system.
A flat out, deliberate lie.
As long as the IRS is targeting conservative groups Benen couldn’t care less.
You can't say she's doing much damage (except to cable subscribers who are forced to pay for MSNBC!), because she has no viewership to speak of.
Nice work if you can get it.
“MSNBC....imaginary network. “
Don’t you mean Pmsnbc? Fortunately, I have never seen it.
It is not even on cable here.
Bill Gates should be ashamed of himself for letting them use Microsoft.
“Someday I gotta have a long talk with that boy.” Jed Clampett
I like Mark Levin’s description of them.
The liberal “elite” would sooner die than admit what’s right in front of their faces. The “first black president” has delusions of godhood (that the liberal media keeps reinforcing), is terrible at the job, and is doing his best — on purpose or by accident — to make the greatest nation on earth into a combination welfare state and insane asylum.
If I didn't read the complete article I would have sworn on a bible that Benen was actually depicting Rachel "Tokyo Rose" Maddow.
My brother and his wife live and breathe their politics through what Rachel says. You would be amazed: we look alike (my brother and I), we walk alike, we talk alike (in accent, not by what we say), and we have the same parents. But after that, our commonality ends. It’s just amazing to me, but true!
If MSNBC says it enough, they might start to believe it.
No one else will be cause no one else is watching.
...which leads to details that make the original report appear meaningless followed by a key government witness taking the fifth.
MSNBC is pure 0bama administration propaganda. The hosts are operatives paid to spew out statist talking points.
All the people and organizations who have helped this criminal enterprise to do their evil deeds should be nervous.
This one should stick because a great number of people have been audited and know what it is like to have the IRS use both legal and illegal power to destroy people, businesses, and families.
The number of rules and regs on the books insure that thru ignorance all Americans are guilty of breaking some part of the code by accident. It is set up to where the average American is in the position of having to prove their innocence not the government having to prove their guilt. Often times bank accounts are seized up front before any real proof is offered by the IRS that any wrongdoing has even occurred. Seldom does any American get his day in an actual court and with his assets frozen can mount little defense.
The IRS has long been out of control and has run rough shod over all classes of Americans. It is something that once experienced is not forgotten or forgiven.
War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Something is Nothing. And Something Very Big and Threatening that Needs to be Contained in a Bun is a Nothingburger.
The IRS scandal can’t be contained. We’ll never hear the end of it.
If it were liberal Democrats targeted by the IRS during a Republican administration, madcow would be foaming at the mouth in apoplectic rage.
“Isn’t it GREAT, turning into a lez..?”
Most likely she was there now she just looks the part!
And when was the last Time IRS paid a $50K fine for illegally leaking docs to a political opponent, as in NOM?
This doesn’t answer your specific question, but it does show that IRS criminals are nothing new.
The only ones penalized were the pilots suborned into the plea deal, looks like.
I wonder if the pilots lawyer followed up on this:
“Judge Michael Daly Hawkins criticized the I.R.S. for not taking serious action against its lawyers, Kenneth W. McWade, who tried the case, and his supervisor, William A. Sims. The court said the two lawyers ‘’defiled the sanctity of the court and the confidence of all future litigants.’’
The I.R.S. ‘’has done little to punish the misconduct and even less to dissuade future abuse,’’ Judge Hawkins wrote.
He noted that both lawyers received $1,000 bonuses from the I.R.S. for their work in the case. They also received two week suspensions, after which Mr. McWade retired. Mr. Sims continues as an I.R.S. lawyer.
Mr. McWade and Mr. Sims, in testimony, insisted that they had behaved properly at all times.
Mr. Minns says that he wants both men disbarred, but cannot find a record of their law licenses. He said he wrote to the I.R.S., which replied that it was unaware of where they are licensed either, but noting that it only looked in a public directory of lawyers and not in its own files.”
Yeah, I doubt that, too. So here’s my question. Shouldn’t Issa call the leaker in to question his motivation? What if it turns out that this case is the Rosetta stone of the IRS abuses, that homosexual activist IRS employees coordinated their efforts to knee cap conservative groups? They would feel empowered as the political culture values homosexual activism above virtually any other cultural value ( only Obama worship ig in higher esteem, as in , “what did you believe about same sex marriage in 2008, BO?”); they know they will be shielded , not only from the precedent you cite, but because the “nightingale has sung its song” throughout the administration and the media that homosexual activism will be protected and that heterosexual rights defenders will be “Exposed, frozen and neutralized.”